Get Dressed. Give Back – a Fabulous Night for a Fabulous Cause

On September 29, friends and supporters of NEADS came together at The Exchange in Boston's seaport district to celebrate the 8th Get Dressed. Give Back. fundraiser. It was an amazing night thanks to all who came, donated, and took part in this “fabulous event for a fabulous cause.”

We were pleased to welcome host Keith McGilvery, Fox 61 (back by popular demand), keynote speaker Tiziana Dearing, host of WBUR's Radio Boston, and client speaker Patrick Cogan and NEADS Service Dog Knight.

Thank you also to the incomparable Martin & Kelly for providing live music, our vendors who hosted the pop-up shops - Kent Stetson, Polka Dog Bakery, Dulce de Leche, Kendra Scott, and the NEADS Shop - the NEADS Service Dog teams, volunteer Puppy Raisers, and everyone else who shopped, dipped, bid on silent auction items, and supported the event in so many ways.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Larry and Nanine Costa

Gift Sponsor: Abaris Financial Group

Outdoor Seating & Fire Pit Sponsor: Enterprise Wealth Management

Entertainment Sponsor: Maureen Manning

Food Truck Sponsor & Silent Auction:  In honor of Service Dog Maurice's Retirement

Gold Sponsors: Martha Coakley; Laura McTaggart and Tom Nolan

Silver Sponsors:

  • Braley Wellington Insurance Group;
  • The Cogan Family;
  • Gerry & Kathie DeRoche;
  • East Coast Telcom Solutions;
  • Sue Feit;
  • Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation;
  • Leominster Credit Union;
  • Robert & Patricia Sumner

Corporate Sponsors:

  • Blue Buffalo;
  • The Black Dog;
  • Burke Distributing Corporation;
  • Enterprise Wealth Management;
  • National Development

Enjoy some photos of the evening, below, and view the keepsake program book here.

Many thanks to our talented volunteer photographers who helped capture the evening: Rich Prager and Stony Brook Camera Club volunteers David Marshak, Linda Appel, and Stephanie Sioras.